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Become An NEA PRIDEfest Vendor!

Representation of your business, craft, or non-profit at the NEA PRIDEfest provides exposure for your message with the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. PRIDEfest is not only a phenomenal event for the attendees but a rewarding experience for volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors who make this event happen. Your support builds tremendous awareness for all in Jonesboro, Northeast Arkansas, and our surrounding communities, making your contribution and commitment to supporting diversity in our community very clear. Research indicates the LGBTQIA+ community is brand loyal to those who support them! Becoming a PRIDEfest vendor proves that you and your business truly care about and support those you serve!




The LGBTQIA+ Community At Large

The LGBTQIA+ Community has fewer expenses than those of their heterosexual counterparts, allowing for more excess expendable income. And according to the 2012 census, 90% of the LGBTIA+ Community reported being extremely brand loyal and use this expendable income on travel, entertainment, and luxury items.


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Register Today!

NEA PRIDEfest is the perfect opportunity for you to market your products and establish a brand presence to everyone attending the event. We are proud to offer a combination of marketing channels such as social media, print, website/web links, and visual marketing to increase the visibility of our supporting vendors. Please find the vendor opportunities included with this letter and let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I would appreciate the chance to provide any additional details that may help in deciding your participation.




Contract for Space

Application for space and the acceptance of that application constitutes a contract to use the space assigned, and it is fully understood that your digital signature and payment for exhibit space constitutes a bound and valid contact between yourself/your business and NEA Progress. Payment is due in advance and space will not be guaranteed until payment is received. Payment must be sent within 15 days of a completed application.

In order to receive a refund, should cancellation be necessary, the Exhibit Chairperson must be notified by May 15, 2022. There may be a $35.00 processing fee deducted on cancellations. No refunds can be given after that date.


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Installation

Booths will be ready for exhibitors to set up at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at The Rotary Club of Jonesboro Centennial Plaza. The park is located at the corner of Church and Monroe Streets adjacent to The Forum Theatre. To allow attendees ample time to view and visit exhibits, we will open the exhibit area on June 11, 2022 beginning at 11:00 AM and remain open until 11:00 PM. We hope this will offer you an opportunity to visit with and market to all attendees and participants.

Liability

Vendors acknowledge their liability, and agrees to compensate NEA PRIDEfest, for any damage(s) caused by, including but not limited to, its representatives, agents, employees, volunteers, members, vehicles, equipment, materials and objects to the environs and infrastructure of city or private propriety which causes The Event to pay for repair, replacement, or other remuneration to the City of Jonesboro for such damage to the environs or infrastructure.



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NEA PRIDEfest Booth Include

Booth spaces are 10’x 10’ in size (booth size may vary slightly subject to available space). All materials and activities must be confined to the limits of the exhibit booth. If you have doubts about a pre-constructed display unit, please send a sketch of the display to neaprogress@gmail.com. You will need to provide your own tables, chairs, tablecloths and marketing collateral.


Commercial Vendors
Standard pricing is $150

Handmade/Artist/Local Business
Standard pricing is $70

Electricity
Special placement for electricity will be an additional fee of $25, and it is mandatory that you bring your own extension cords. Food Truck MUST provide their own power source. Standard pricing is $25

Food Truck
Standard pricing is $100

Non-Profit
$50


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